The primary aim of nippers is to educate and provide skills to children aged from 6 – 14 years of age by teaching them surf safety and awareness when visiting the beach.
We do this through a structured program of lessons provided by Surf Life Saving Australia. Nippers also provides an environment for children to learn teamwork and to acquire strong club and community values.
We provide various opportunities to develop water and beach skills, and to improve overall fitness.
Nippers at Warriewood is held each Sunday morning from 10.00am through to 11.30am. Our nippers will participate in beach events including flags and sprints and for those aged 9 and over there is strongly supervised surf skills programme encompassing swimming and rescue training boards, conditions permitting.
Warriewood also supports those nippers wishing to compete in carnivals, and strongly encourages everyone to have fun.
Parents & Family Involvement
Warriewood is also known as the “family club”. While our nippers are participating in the SLS programme we also cater for younger siblings with supervised beach events and for those older we run a structured Cadet program for 15-17 year olds.
We always welcome and encourage those parents wishing to become more involved in the club to do so.
There are opportunities to assist with or to become an Age Manager, help out with beach and water set ups, assist with our weekly BBQ, social events, junior committee or go the next step and train for your Bronze Medallion. With this you are able to be part of our Water Safety team in the surf at nippers and of course become a patrolling member. A great example of community involvement and achievement.
Nippers Performance Squad
Is your child interested in competing at surf lifesaving carnivals? There are a number of junior carnivals held throughout the season catering for either sand or water events.
We currently run training sessions for both disciplines from 8.30am – 9.30am on Sunday morning before nippers. These sessions are specifically catered for children interested in competing and looking to improve their skills.
Feel free to register your interest at registration or in the earlier part of the season prior to Christmas by seeing any of our coaches at these sessions.
Wazza Club Swim
Held every Sunday at 9.30am for all club members conditions permitting. Come along and participate in our handicapped event of varying distances each week. Plenty of water safety on hand for those not so confident but looking to test their skills.
How, Where & When
For those wishing to visit the club in person we will be holding an Open Day at the Warriewood Surf Club between 10am and 3pm on Sunday the 11th September 2022.
The nippers season for 2022/2023 will run for 10 weeks prior to Christmas commencing on Sunday the 16th October through to Sunday the 18th December where we finish with a Christmas party. We then recommence on Sunday the 8th January 2023 through to Sunday the 12th March 2023.
For further information please feel free to contact us through the below enquiry form.
Thank you for your interest in the Warriewood Nippers program and we look forward to seeing you on the beach.